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Gateway House, 133 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City
50010440
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.50010440
Date1830 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315339, 234475
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced two-bay three-storey house, built c.1840, adapted for bakery 1867, having recent vehicular entrance to ground floor and doorway providing access to upper floors, housed within recent timber shopfront. M-profile slate roof, hipped to north, with red brick chimneystacks, hidden behind red brick parapet having moulded masonry bracketed cornice over moulded cornice. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond, quoin strips flanking façade now removed. Gauged brick segmental-headed window openings to upper floors, with masonry sills and two-over-two-pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed door opening with recent timber door, and overlight. Rendered and glazed barrel-vaulted corridor to interior, opening into double-height rendered brick corridor and hall to interior flanked by arcades, with rendered columns having plinths and cornices, painted brick arches. Gauged brick round-headed arch to south of hall flanked by red brick engaged pilasters supporting moulded red brick cornice and plaque inlaid with date 1882.

Appraisal

Capel Street was laid out in the late seventeenth century, although most of the surviving architecture dates from the succeeding two centuries, such as this aesthetically pleasing Victorian building. This building and those nearby were modified to become Boland's bakery, established by Charles Geoghegan in 1867. the exterior of the building has a pleasant brick facade, much of a good shopfront and eye-catching eaves detailing. The arcaded structure within the building is well built and architecturally and historically intriguing.
 
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